Not talking about the KP project, or the Gallery items I have to make. Not even talking about the last few Ideas. Although one is in the works… (no, not the knitting mobile, the other one.)
I am talking about yet another idea I had. Because I don’t have enough to do…
I am NOT buying paper towels anymore (for about 10 years now already) but I do miss them. Mostly because my family uses any other handy “rag” they can find in the kitchen to wipe up spills. Hence resulting in a myriad of stains on my dishtowels. 😦 No fun… I like my Dishtowels. Clean! Without stains!
SO… what is mom to do? Trying to come up with something of course.
I bought the stuff at TJ’s. (sort of a sham wow type cloth but only $1.50 for two) They work ok. Only draw back: you are not supposed to put them in the dryer. I am not sure how that works in other households, but I don’t have time for that. I unload the washer directly in my dryer (on rainy days otherwise it gets hung up outside) and that is that. So they DID end up in the dryer. grumble mutter…
I also sewed a few, but the cotton fabric I got was sort of water resistant. Even after multiple washings. A wee bit counter productive if you ask me….(I guess some feed sack fabric would have been better….)
Then I noticed that my knitted dishrags are wonderful to wipe up stuff with. (use them dry)
The little cotton rag soaks up stuff with no problem and I can wash it and dry it as much as I want to without any adverse effects! And best of all: I have yet to see one stain! Seriously. I guess since I don’t care if they do, they refuse to stain (not like the white blouse when you eat spaghetti… they attract the tomatoes!)
My resolution: I am planning on making more, but bigger. HA!
Cotton is a renewable resource on top!
I keep you posted!